Jolly January Japes with London LDWA! (Shoeburyness Wed 11 AND Erth Sat 14 Jan)


Jolly January Japes with London LDWA! (Shoeburyness Wed 11 AND Erth Sat 14 Jan)
Jolly January Japes with London LDWA! (Shoeburyness Wed 11 AND Erth Sat 14 Jan)

Hello everyone!

I hope the return to work after the break wasn't too painful.   The worst of it is though that this week, the boss will also be back from holidays, so the gentle reintroduction to the office that you enjoyed last week last week will be shattered with a plethora of exciting inititaives and worthy new year resolutions..

Anyway, this week we've got a great walk coming up on Saturday, to lift your spirits.   And if you're lucky enough not to have to be in the office on Wednesday, we've got another walk as well.   Not to mention Wednesday's "Winter Social" too, so plenty to look forward to.

The walk details will follow in a minute, but first a couple of Notices.   OK well then, three..

THREE NOTICES!

First of all, three urgent reminders!

1) Photo Competition

Please don't forget to vote in the 2016 photo competition.   You have until 23:59 on TUESDAY (10 Jan) to vote.  The photos are reproduced at the end of this email and you can cast your vote by clicking on this link.   The prizes will be awarded to the winners at the winter social on Wednesday (see below)

 

2) Winter Social

Don't forget it's our Winter Party on Wednesday (11 Jan) at the Knights Templar Wetherspoons from 18.30 onwards.   If you're planning to come, please let us know by replying to this email (if you haven't already)

 

3) Possible London Countryway, multi-weekend, summer 2017

Dick is still trying to gauge the level of  interest in the London Countryway, as it will affect how his 6 May walk is configured.   You can click here for more details and if you are interested, please email Dick at countryway@ldwa.org.uk .   It's worth bearing in mind that people don't have to pledge to do the whole circuit - individual segments are fine (though there will, of course, be a Celebration Thames Cruise for those who make the whole trip..)

 

Right - so on to the first of this week's excursions

First, on Wednesday, Ron will be taking a midweek daytime walk beside the seaside.   He's hiking along the Essex Coast to take in the bracing sea air between Leigh on Sea and Shoeburyness.   If you like the sound of something a bit different to help blow the cobwebs away, make your way to Leigh on Sea station for 10.25 on Wednesday (though you might find it cheapest to buy a return to Shoeburyness)

 

The meaning of life...

The authenticity of this definition can be tested out on Ron's walk on Wednesday
(From "The Meaning of Liff")

 

And as if this wasn't enough we have more!

So secondly, on Saturday, Christopher is swapping the seaside for the riverside (well at least he is at the start of his walk) in an exploration of south east London on the first part of the London Loop long distance path.   Lots of interesting things to see along the route are promised - including apparently a great number of trees.   To be there, join Christopher at Erith station at 09.35 on Saturday morning.

 

Well that's all for now

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Adam

 


2016 Photo Competition

Link to voting page:

*** CLICK HERE TO VOTE!! ***

 

Here are the 2016 photo competition entries (go to the main website to see them full size): 

2016 photo competition 001

001
"Caught on the hop?"
Susanne Waldschmidt

2016 photo competition 002

002
"Possibly the most unusual
seat in the Downs?
"
Gordon Parker

2016 photo competition 003

003
"Two great smiles -
Paul Lawrence and
Dolores Rice
"
Godfrey O'Callaghan

2016 photo competition 004

004
"Chris Dent does a
summit dance
"
Godfrey O'Callaghan

2016 photo competition 005

005
"The sky welcoming us to
the City and the
end-of-walk
Wetherspoons
"
Keith Lane

2016 photo competition 006

006
"A typical starting point 
for a group walk:
Berrylands station
."
Steve Garnsey

2016 photo competition 007

007
"Chateau Denbies
anyone? A hint of the 
wine to come, via a
vine-eye view of Dorking
and Tower Hill behind it
.
"
Steve Garnsey

2016 photo competition 008

008
"Meet the Neighbours"
Keith Lane

2016 photo competition 009

009
"The TFL glass building
turns into copper at
dawn"
Isabel Sanchez

2016 photo competition 010

010
"Emulating Harold on
Senlac Hill:  Chris Dent
and Paul Lawrence
wonder whether leaving
the high ground in search
of a Wetherspoon's is safe
"
Isabel Sanchez

2016 photo competition 011

011
"I look this way, you look
that way: 3 walkers
scan the landscape for a
Wetherspoon's in Derby
and a 4th decides to
google it
"
Isabel Sanchez

2016 photo competition 012

012
"Between the grass and the
sky in Derbyshire
"
Isabel Sanchez

2016 photo competition 013

013
"Emulating Harold on
Senlac Hill:  Chris Dent
and Paul Lawrence
wonder whether leaving
the high ground in search
of a Wetherspoon's is safe
"
Isabel Sanchez

2016 photo competition 014

014
"Inside the green cathedral
at Lathkill Dale
"
Steve Lannon

2016 photo competition 015

015
"The group head down
for a hearty meal
in Hartington
"
Steve Lannon

2016 photo competition 016

016
"Boats sailing
on the salt marsh
"
Steve Lannon

2016 photo competition 017

017
"Maltings and hops
put a spring in our step
even in November
"
Steve Lannon

 

 

 


 

Walk 1. The sea is on your right or maybe left (MIDWEEK DAYTIME)

Wed 11th Jan 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
UPDATE 3/1/17: Start location confirmed as Leigh on Sea Station 10:25 Catch 9:34 from Fenchurch Street Over 65 with freedom pass; buy rover ticket from Upminster £5 Otherwise buy return to Shoeburyness  (50% discount if purchased on line 3 days in advance)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
10.25
 
Route
Meet Leigh On Sea Station; Finish: Shoeburyness Station ***IMPORTANT NOTE: UPDATED 3 January 2017: Starting point CONFIRMED AS LEIGH-ON-SEA*** (catch 09.34 from Fenchurch St) All along the prom. with possible extensions, to include the pier and to 'The Parsons Barn', to be agreed on the day '
 
General Notes
Morning coffee at 'The Cliffs'
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Telephone number T:01702 587128 M:07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ832857
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Finish
TQ939850
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Walk 2. Erith to Petts Wood

Sat 14th Jan 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
16ml.
 
Start Time
09.35
 
Route
Meet Erith Station (dep. London Bridge 8.44).  Finish at Petts Wood Station Tackle the first 16 miles of the London Loop with the panorama of the Thames, the charming River Cray (with the Darent in between).  See the impressive Hall Place and listed buildings of Old Bexley  and lots of trees
 
General Notes
Lunch tba. A great complement to "Going Loopy Part 2" on 4 Feb!
 
Contact
Christopher Hedley Telephone number 07941 685449
 
Start
TQ511780
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Finish
TQ444676
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